Tyson Fury still not enrolled in WBC's Clean Boxing Program

Ruben Hill
October 11, 2018

Tyson Fury must enrol in the WBC clean boxing programme this week if he wants to fight for Deontay Wilder's world title, says WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.

"It's frustrating. We keep requesting these meetings and they don't want them to take place, which is a bit unusual when you're talking about the biggest fight in world boxing", Hearn told Sky Sports.

In February 2017, Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) was scheduled to defend his title against Andrzej Wawrzyk, but the Polish product also failed a VADA test and was replaced on short notice by Gerald Washington.

"Fury has promised me a part in the program".

"Fury must enroll", Sulaiman told ESPN on Sunday.

When Wilder responds by singing, 'There's only one Bronze Bomber, ' Fury continues: 'It doesn't matter. I'm sorry to tell you that'.

The fight will be the biggest heavyweight showdown since Anthony Joshua's fight with Wladimir Klitschko and is likely to be the biggest test of Wilder's career so far.

Following a three city tour last week, Fury has not enrolled in the program, which is the drug testing arm of the WBC, and not signing up will end up costing him the title, even if he wins.

The Briton, who like Wilder has an unbeaten record, said after the victory that he would prefer to take on the American next, but was happy to fight whoever came his way.

Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) has a checkered drug-testing history.

Fury admitted that he had been using drugs, drinking heavily and that he was also dealing with mental health issues.

The WBC and VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Assocation) joined forces in 2016 to eradicate drugs in boxing.

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